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Dublin Street Style

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Dublin’s bustling warren of streets can hold its own when it comes to the personal style stakes. Stitches, Fabric and Soul blogger Stephen Moloney talks to the style makers to find out what’s fashionable in Dublin this autumn...

Dublin Street Style

Personal style

Dublin’s bustling warren of streets can hold its own when it comes to the personal style stakes. Something has been bubbling up over the past five years or so that has given rise to a diverse street style that is eclectic, bold and fiercely individual in outlook. 

Made up of a new generation who strive to shed any connotations of conservatism and misconceptions of naffness, it is helped along by a continually growing network of independent retailers and fashion pop-ups which marry the modern and traditional. In simpler terms, there’s never been a more exciting time to watch a city get dressed up in Dublin.

Morganna Murphy (left), a textiles student at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), suggests the charity and secondhand shops on Capel Street and around Phibsborough as the first port of call for finding the best bargains in Dublin. Om Diva, where her own work is on sale, is also great for discovering young Irish fashion designers.


Anna O’Shea (right) recommends Pygmalion and the Workman’s Club as two essential after hours spots not to be missed on any visit to Dublin. For shopping, she cites Costume as the independent hotspot for finding easy-to-wear luxurious pieces from the likes of Thakoon and Isabel Marant.

Dublin Street Style
Dublin Street Style

Individual pieces

Kyle Cheldon-Barnett (left) thinks that for truly individual and directional pieces, it’s worth looking to students at NCAD and taking full advantage of the end-of-year degree exhibition if it’s the next big thing you’re after. After that, he reckons there’s nowhere better than Indigo & Cloth for a well curated selection of international menswear.

Tom Godfrey advises visitors, especially those on the hunt for some authentic fifties-era vintage menswear, to pay Flip in Temple Bar a visit.


Sían O’Carroll, who’s wearing garb from 9 Crow Street, reckons that it’s the best spot for vintage clothes in Dublin and recommends a visit to their carefully edited inner city showroom where the most individual pieces are constantly being sourced and added. 

Jennie McGinn (right) chooses to support young Irish designers like Danielle Romeril who she wears up top. As well as this, Om Diva is a necessary stop-off for vintage dresses, crazy accessories and bright colours. Afterwards, head to Fallon & Byrne for drinks whilst nabbing one of the best cheeseboards in Dublin.

Dublin Street Style